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An Overview of the Divorce and Separation Process in Ontario

For many people, ending a relationship and/or a marriage is among the most difficult times of their life. Especially in situations where the spouses may not agree on the terms of their separation, the assistance of a family lawyer can be pivotal. Click here to read more, and learn how Gelman & Associates might help.

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What is the difference between a separation and divorce in Ontario?

In Ontario, a separation is when two people who have been living together as either married or common-law decide to end their relationship and live apart. However, in some instances the two individuals may not necessarily need to live in separate dwellings. The courts recognize that due to financial reasons, a couple may be considered …

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How to Cope with a Narcissistic Ex

  You may have gone into your divorce believing that you would be free of your narcissistic partner.  Unfortunately, that is not always the way things happen, and your ex’s behaviour may not stop simply because you are now divorced.  This is especially true if you have children in common and therefore must continue to …

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A Guide to Deciding Who Will Move Out When You Separate

Divorce is a part of life in the 21st century.  In fact, 1 in 5 Canadians reported that their parents are divorced or separated.  Divorce is so common in today’s world that a fair and common-sense approach to the divorce process that includes providing for support, creating a parenting plan, as well as the division …

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High Net-Worth Separation and Divorce

Divorce is notorious for being one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.  The process is emotionally taxing and rarely simple.  Unfortunately, the division of assets process can be more complicated when a wealthy couple chooses to divorce. High net-worth individuals should seek the counsel of a family law lawyer who is experienced …

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Court Refuses to Set Aside Separation Agreement

In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered the interesting question of when it might be appropriate to set aside a separation agreement. As it turns out, the answer to this question may be more complicated than it seems.   The Parties’ Story The parties were married for approximately 19 years and separated in 2008. …

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Why I Mediate

People often ask me why I believe in mediation. Why I mediate. I believe in mediation because, in many cases, it is a superior process to litigation and results in better outcomes for individuals and families. Self-Determination Couples going through a separation often feel powerless. Circumstances in their personal lives have gotten to the point …

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Update on proposed Divorce Act Amendments

On May 22, 2018, the federal Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-78, a Bill that proposes to amend, among other legislation, the Divorce Act; Canada’s federal family law statute governing divorce, separation and parenting. The amendments are designed to respond to the public (and the legal profession’s) desire for the law to better reflect the …

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